Forschungszentrum Juelich

Theory of the strong interaction verified

The fact that the neutron is slightly more massive than the proton is the reason why atomic nuclei have exactly those properties that make our world and ultimately our existence possible. Eighty years after ...

dateMar 26, 2015 in Quantum Physics
shares143 comments 37

Light propagation in solar cells made visible

How can light which has been captured in a solar cell be examined in experiments? Jülich scientists have succeeded in looking directly at light propagation within a solar cell by using a trick. The photovoltaics ...

dateDec 05, 2014 in Nanomaterials
shares0 comments 0

Manipulating complex molecules by hand

Jülich scientists have developed a new control technique for scanning probe microscopes that enables the user to manipulate large single molecules interactively using their hands. Until now, only simple ...

dateNov 06, 2014 in Nanophysics
shares0 comments 0

Using nature as a model for low-friction bearings

The mechanical properties of natural joints are considered unrivalled. Cartilage is coated with a special polymer layer allowing joints to move virtually friction-free, even under high pressure. Using simulations ...

dateMay 14, 2014 in Polymers
shares0 comments 0

Clean air: Fewer sources for self-cleaning

Up to now, HONO, also known as nitrous acid, was considered one of the most important sources of hydroxyl radicals (OH), which are regarded as the detergent of the atmosphere, allowing the air to clean itself. ...

dateApr 17, 2014 in Earth Sciences
shares0 comments 0

Major enigma solved in atmospheric chemistry

According to their results, these extremely low-volatile organic compounds consist of relatively large molecules which contain an almost equal number of carbon, oxygen, and hydrogen atoms. The scientists present a plausible ...

dateFeb 26, 2014 in Earth Sciences
shares9 comments 0